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CO 5 Flight 11hr Delay At LHR  
User currently offlinereadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3360 posts, RR: 2
Posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 20643 times:

I see that CO5 to IAH is delayed until at least 9:15pm tonight, their web site says "maintenance" .
Anyone know whats up with this 777?
Will they needs a fresh crew or not.
Arrival at IAH due at 02:40am, gonna tick off a few people I guess.  


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User currently offlineSloAir From Slovenia, joined Jul 2010, 339 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 20520 times:

Hi,
I am waiting at LHR T4 for CO flight 5. At 9:55, when boarding was supposed to start, there was a announcment made that due to a minor technical problem onboard boarding would be delayed. 20 minutes later there was an update with nothing new and at around 11:20 ther was another announcment! saying that our flight will be delayed until nine and fifteen this evening. Now the screens show delayed until 22:00... fortunatley I do not have any connection flights and I love airplanes, so 12 hours at LHR are not that bad, but it is not plesant either.

our aircraft ( ship 4) was towed to a remote stand and sits there with it's engine covers opend from noon till now. I hope that we will be able to depart and that the flight is not going to be cannceled. Continental gave us a 15 pound food voucher and a chance to make phone calls.

I am planning on writting a trip report on this flight (I have a lot of pictures already and I haven't even stepted on board).



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User currently offlinereadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3360 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 20412 times:

Hi SloAir, Is 22:00 just an estimate?
That does not seem like much care that CO are giving you, with the Heathrow curfew not far off you could be looking at a hotel bed for the night.
Best of luck my friend, look forward to the report.   



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User currently offlineSloAir From Slovenia, joined Jul 2010, 339 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 20040 times:

It's now showing delayed until 21:00 on the screens, continental staff told me that we will leave at 21:15 and that boarding should start at around eigth. The aicraft is still at the remote stand, but I haven't seen any activity around it the whole day. Anyone knows what the technical issue is?


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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11708 posts, RR: 60
Reply 4, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 20029 times:

Yeah I've got to say a £15 voucher for 12 hours worth of delays at LHR is insulting. One meal with a drink will easily cost you a tenner, let alone two or three.

Hope you are able to get into the air soon.


Dan  



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User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8589 posts, RR: 54
Reply 5, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 19903 times:
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Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 4):
I've got to say a £15 voucher for 12 hours worth of delays at LHR is insulting. One meal with a drink will easily cost you a tenner, let alone two or three.

- Agreed, it's a miserly sum for the delay and inconvenience caused.

Quoting SloAir (Reply 1):
I am planning on writting a trip report on this flight (I have a lot of pictures already and I haven't even stepted on board).

- I'll certainly look forward to this.

Good luck!



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User currently offlinelhr380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 19883 times:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 4):
Yeah I've got to say a £15 voucher for 12 hours worth of delays at LHR is insulting. One meal with a drink will easily cost you a tenner, let alone two or three.

Airlines only have to give £10 if its plus 4 hours, so £15 is very good. (that can buy you 4 Boots meal deals)


User currently offlinefca767 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2006, 1786 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 19823 times:

Quoting readytotaxi (Thread starter):
Arrival at IAH due at 02:40am, gonna tick off a few people I guess.

Can't believe people want to arrive there at 2am, at least they'll arrive in the daylight  


User currently offlineSloAir From Slovenia, joined Jul 2010, 339 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 19732 times:

There was another announcment that spare parts for the aircraft are due to arrive at 8:30 pm and the new expected time of departure is at 10:30 pm.

Well if we arrive to IAH around 3 in the morning at least imigration is not going to be so crowded  if there will be anyone working.

15 is not that bad, I haven't spent it all at lunch. CO staff are friendly and nice, but they can't do anything about this delay as it is not their fault. We were given papers with our rights as airline passengers when the delay is longer than 4 hours.



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User currently offlineFlyingSicilian From Italy, joined Mar 2009, 1393 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 19668 times:

Quoting SloAir (Reply 8):
Well if we arrive to IAH around 3 in the morning at least imigration is not going to be so crowded if there will be anyone working.

The FIS at IAH is open 24 hours a day, though it is not heavily staffed at 3am!



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User currently offlinecatiii From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 3092 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 19666 times:

Quoting SloAir (Reply 8):
. CO staff are friendly and nice, but they can't do anything about this delay as it is not their fault.

It would seem that a mechanical delay is their fault  


User currently offlinereadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3360 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 19619 times:

CO staff are friendly and nice, but they can't do anything about this delay as it is not their fault. We were given papers with our rights as airline passengers when the delay is longer than 4 hours.

Well done CO step up, hope you get away soon.

Quoting SloAir (Reply 8):
Well if we arrive to IAH around 3 in the morning at least imigration is not going to be so crowded if there will be anyone working.

They might be a bit grumpy at that time of the morning.  Wow!



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User currently offlinereadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3360 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 19413 times:

Quoting catiii (Reply 10):

I think the airline is at fault, can't blame the ground staff, they don't do maintainence



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User currently offlineairzim From Zimbabwe, joined Jun 2001, 1238 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 19348 times:

Quoting readytotaxi (Reply 12):
I think the airline is at fault, can't blame the ground staff, they don't do maintainence

It's a machine. It occasionally breaks. To have an expectation that a plane will never have a mechanical is foolish.


User currently onlinethomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 4022 posts, RR: 26
Reply 14, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 19288 times:

Quoting airzim (Reply 13):
It's a machine. It occasionally breaks. To have an expectation that a plane will never have a mechanical is foolish.

Yep, rather have it break down on Heathrow's ramp than 38,000 feet over the North Atlantic.

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User currently offlineWesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5724 posts, RR: 24
Reply 15, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 19036 times:

Quoting thomasphoto60 (Reply 14):
Yep, rather have it break down on Heathrow's ramp than 38,000 feet over the North Atlantic.

Ahh yeah, this is what the US Congress and alot of the midless retards on the plane should realize.



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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11708 posts, RR: 60
Reply 16, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 18906 times:

Quoting lhr380 (Reply 6):

Airlines only have to give £10 if its plus 4 hours, so £15 is very good. (that can buy you 4 Boots meal deals)

That's not exactly a very appetising option for passengers. Four lots of sandwiches... fun!



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User currently offlinereadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3360 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 18810 times:

Okay Sloair,

It's 20:23 UK time, what are they telling you now?
The CO web site says you will leave at 10:30pm and arrive at 03:47am
Does that sound right to you?



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User currently offlinelhr380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 18436 times:

BAA website is saying 2100, which we know is a bit wrong.

User currently offlineSloAir From Slovenia, joined Jul 2010, 339 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 18317 times:

Nothing new here, the plane hase been moved to a gate opposit the Sky Team lounge. last info was that the departure is going to be at 22:30, so it looks like we will arrive at IAH early in the morning.

A CO B757 arrived and parked next to our 777. It might have brought the spare parts (maybe a new crew?). I think that the CO website is the most accurate and that we will depart at around 22:30

[Edited 2010-11-01 13:57:31]


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User currently offlineAI151 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2009, 303 posts, RR: 15
Reply 20, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 17569 times:

Hopefully you should be on the move soon as the status is "gate open" as far as the BAA website states. No doubt you had an interesting day at T4 and echoing BA319-131's comments, I look forward to the TR as well. Safe flight and hope you don't have to wait long at IAH immigration. LOL!


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User currently offlineDanny From Poland, joined Apr 2002, 3515 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 17288 times:

I had the same happen to me with SAS at VNO a week ago. Cargo door indicator was faulty ( at least we got detailed information no?) and we had to wait for mechanic to arrive from CPH. That took from 14:00 till 23:30 and by the time he fixed the problem it was 1:30. Arrived at CPH at 3 in the morning where SAS sent me to the hotel and at 9 next morning I continued to GDN. Ironically VNO-GDN could be driven in about 9 hours   But at least SAS did a good job keeping us informed and fed.

[Edited 2010-11-01 14:51:09]

User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17147 posts, RR: 10
Reply 22, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 17094 times:

Hope you will be on your way soon.

I flew this past summer on CO5 and our flight was also delayed. But "fortunately" we departed only 3 hours late. We also got a voucher worth £5.



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User currently offlineYULWinterSkies From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2185 posts, RR: 5
Reply 23, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 16728 times:

Quoting readytotaxi (Reply 2):
That does not seem like much care that CO are giving you, with the Heathrow curfew not far off you could be looking at a hotel bed for the night.

Does that apply even to delayed aircraft, or is it just for regular scheduled times?

Quoting fca767 (Reply 7):
Can't believe people want to arrive there at 2am, at least they'll arrive in the daylight

Well, at least they can get some 'sleep' on the plane as the whole flight will be overnight, UK time, and then they can catch all connections they need by the first flight out of IAH in the morning. But no ideal in any case, as there will be a long wait at IAH until 6-7am when the connecting flights leave the gate.



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User currently offlinelhr380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 16581 times:

Quoting readytotaxi (Reply 2):
That does not seem like much care that CO are giving you, with the Heathrow curfew not far off you could be looking at a hotel bed for the night.

Yes there is a curfew, but it can be broken a set number of timers for each airline in any year im lead to believe. I don't know the specifics but I know airlines do take off after 2300


25 B747forever : Finally it has left the gate, 11 hours and 49 minutes late.
26 PlymSpotter : Yeap, I was on a heavily delayed flight once which eventually took off at 23:59.
27 Post contains images leezyjet : The latest departure is at 23:29L. That means that the aircraft has to be sat on the runway lined up and ready for departure to allow 1 min for take
28 tristarsteve : Correct. There is no curfew as such, and the airport is always open. But each airline has a certain number of night movements (which are modified by
29 gilesdavies : Just checked the LHR website and was airbourne at 10.45pm, exactly 12 hours late leaving!
30 Post contains images calibansa333 : I think that the arriving passengers will be even MORE grumpy
31 type-rated : Isn't this going to cause the airline some money? I wondered if they Rule 240'd anyone on another airline? Or refunded the price of their ticket? If a
32 klm77 : With reference to the curfew, I know here at YYZ when EVA and Cathy come in at night, they leave around 1:30am and at times they takeoff from 15L whic
33 adh214 : Where sector was this aircraft scheduled to fly next? Was it going to turn around back to London? What other flights has CO had to cancel because of t
34 CALPSAFltSkeds : I don't see any delays or cancellations. The aircraft may have been slated for Flight 4 back to LHR, but they used Flight 7 from NRT. Aircraft 0010 w
35 atcsundevil : Does rule 240 apply for international flights? I thought it was just domestic..
36 Post contains links LAX888 : Well if it's an EU carrier than they would have to offer a refund after I think 5 hours but I am not sure if they have to rebook you on any airline w
37 ChopChop767 : Well, heathrow does have some wonderful shopping. Perhaps a good opportunity to grab some last minute gifts. That is frustrating though and it's heart
38 USXGuy : Wow, that's got to be one bumpy approach.. looks like Houston is getting nailed with some fairly insane thunderstorms right now.... Flightaware shows
39 mptpa : Well, it happened to me 3 weeks ago, though with the legacy United. It was a CO coded flight, bought on CO as part of the full ticket. The segment was
40 don : I guess you live in Brampton, north of Steeles between Bramalea and Airport Roads. You probably meant 33L/R for late night takeoffs at YYZ, not 15L/R
41 type-rated : After doing some reading it appears that not all airlines have a rule 240, and the airlines that have it interpret it in different ways. Before dereg
42 SloAir : Hi, we have arrived today at 4:10 in the morning exactly 12 hours late. Then we had to wait until 5 am in the terminal for customs and imigration to o
43 airportugal310 : Talk about insult to injury...glad everything worked out OK though in the end
44 FlyingSicilian : Weird, on all my dealings with CBP at IAH they told me they could process 24/7, they even say that on the government intraweb site. Sorry you had to
45 Post contains images readytotaxi : Hi SloAir, Glad you made it back,really feel for you and other passengers. Your trip report should be really interesting, glad its all over now get so
46 atcsundevil : I'm sure others here know it much better than I do, but my understanding was that it was part of the Contract of Carriage in agreement between signat
47 klm77 : No I don't live in Brampton otherwise I would not hear roars of a 777 flying over my house departing 15L and at times seeing them aswell. I guess thi
48 flybhx764 : Was was actually wrong with ship 4?
49 dz09 : I wonder if they couldn't really predict how long the flight will be delayed from the beginning. I have been in these situations many times where they
50 Post contains links USXGuy : Typical US Customs & Border Patrol information for each airport is at the GAF - General Aviation Facility, and not necessarily at the main termina
51 AirNZ : Are airlines now responsible for supplying drinks for those who obviously need alcohol on a daily basis? BTW, at the time of giving that amount CO we
52 PWMRamper : So you think the airline is out to screw you? Why would they intentionally let those seats slip away? We don't want to deal with IRROPS anymore than
53 dz09 : screw us no, but think about it, doesn't it cost them a boat load of money to book passengers with other airlines as opposed to waiting another day a
54 NorthstarBoy : Sorry, this is incorrect. Rule 240 was mandated by the Feds as a condition of being able to sell non ref tickets. Before the advent of the non ref ti
55 N587NK : Immigration in FLL typically opens between 0510 and 0515. If a flight arrives before that time(which does happen frequently, especially from STI, the
56 flybhx764 : Also flight 89 got delayed a little. on Tuesday 02/11/2010. Has nothing to do with the late flight from CO 5
57 flybhx764 : Flight 89 said aircraft change, did it take 4 hours to find another aircraft?
58 coewrcrew : I was working flt 18 EWR-LHR on Nov 1st. We landed at 8:30pm and did in fact transport the required part for flight 5. The aircraft ended up taking of
59 Post contains images iahcsr : Yes it can.. IF ... 1) Time is lost initially to try repairing the original aircraft before the decision to swap aircraft. 2) The replacement aircraf
60 Post contains images PlymSpotter : Would you please care to tell me where I mentioned the word 'alcohol'? Meal deals are all very well for lunch or a snack, but it's hardly a filling s
61 flybhx764 : LHR is not that expensive, meal deal at Boots £3.49?
62 junction : They actually did receive more compensation according to the CO employee working the aircraft which delivered the new part:
63 PlymSpotter : See: Three meal deals during a 12 hour delay from morning to late at night. Hardly inspiring is it?
64 PlymSpotter : Excellent, thank you very much - that makes much more sense. £15 would, as I have said, have been ridiculously insulting for that time.
65 Post contains images readytotaxi : Thanks for that. Always nice to get the rebooking options.
66 SloAir : The day before the flight CO website stated that BusinessFirst was going to be full, but when we took off in the evening the whole middle row and some
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